This latest cover of Charlie Hebdo has been published in advance by the French media. Outside France, the Washington Post, Corriere della Sera in Italy, Frankfurter Allgemeine in Germany, and the Guardian in the UK are also publishing the cartoon. As am I.
I’ve never read Charlie Hebdo but its satirical and stridently left-wing cartoons, reports, rants, and jokes are as crucial to our free and open exchange of ideas as this Perspective is.
It is intolerable that anyone would apologize for or even tolerate a religion that systematically murders those who oppose it. And waiting for God to let the thugs know that they’re getting Virginians rather than virgins is just too little, too late.
“It is intolerable that anyone would apologize for or even tolerate a religion that systematically murders those who oppose it.”
It’s even worse that many will trot out what the Aztecs did in 1367 or Christians in 1467, the Jews in 1967, or Boko Haram last year. Oh, wait. Boko Haram is yet another Islamic jihad and they’re active today.
The Crusades, of course, were for the purpose of re-taking land and possessions that Islamic Jihadists had stolen by conquest from the original Christian societies, and that by-gone era is usually the first straw man Leftists drag out to denigrate Christians.
The Aztec fury is not well-taught in Western History classes, so no one really cares; and the Jews handed the Arabs their A$$es in ’67 in order to survive the onslaught.
As for the Boko Haram debacle, most Americans consider it nothing more than black-on-black crime — on foreign soil. And you know how insignificant that is in the Leftist culture.
My grandfather, who died at age 92 many, many years ago, told the joke about the 72 Virginians.
He probably heard it from my great grandfather (on my father’s side).